Dermaplaningis a physical exfoliation procedure that involves scraping the surface of the skin with a sharp blade to remove the top-most layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair. It is typically performed at spas, dermatologist offices, and medispas, but is also becoming more common as a home treatment. Wellington Revive offers this service and uses an ultrasonic tip to gently exfoliate your skin and reduce peach fuzz and other signs of aging. Wellington Revive offers custom packages to meet your specific needs.
– Skin type (oily, dry, normal, etc.)
– Skin concerns (aging skin or acne)
– History of skin conditions (acne, psoriasis).
Typically the procedure takes 10 to 20 minutes and can be done on any area of the body. Most people will opt to do it on the face first, as dermaplaning is gentler than other physical exfoliating treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels. However, dermaplaning can also be done on the rest of the body to remove peach fuzz and reduce ingrown hairs as a result of shaving on areas like arms, chest, legs, and back. Dermaplaning is not advised if you currently have an active infection, such as cold sores. Dermaplaning should also be avoided for at least two weeks after a chemical peel, laser treatment, or another type of facial rejuvenation procedure.
Dermaplaning is a fairly new procedure, and as such, not all dermatologists recommend it. If you want to try dermaplaning for yourself, make an appointment with your dermatologist to find out if it’s appropriate for your needs and how it should be done properly.
Before your dermaplaning appointment, you’ll need to stop using other skin remedies for at least two weeks. This includes skin peels, microdermabrasion, glycolic acid, or any other exfoliating treatments. You also shouldn’t be waxing or plucking hair anywhere on the face during this time either.
The first step is to schedule an initial consultation at our practice, where we’ll evaluate your skin, talk with you about your cosmetic concerns, and determine if this is the best treatment for you. After evaluating your skin, we’ll also be able to give you a recommendation about how regularly to schedule treatments.
Some patients view a scalpel facial as an every-one-in-a-while treatment before a big event. Others schedule fairly regular appointments as part of a long-term anti-aging plan. It’s easy to fall in love this treatment, but for most patients, waiting 4 to 6 weeks between appointments is recommended.
Because a scalpel facial gently scrapes away the upper layers of skin, removing dead skin cells and fine facial hairs, we recommend discontinuing any aggressive at-home treatments about 3 days before your appointment to avoid over-exfoliation. Skincare serums that involve retinoids, micro-beads, or alpha hydroxy acid exfoliants should all be halted.
This treatment is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments out there, but it can’t work its magic if you’re suffering from skin damage. That makes it particularly important to avoid sun exposure before and after your session.
If you’re ready to give this gentle skin treatment a try, we would be happy to schedule a consultation for you today. We’ll provide you with all the information you need about dermaplaning and help you decide if it is the right choice for your skin.
Once that’s squared away, we can help you choose a good date and time for your treatment. This particular facial requires little to no downtime, so it’s easy to fit into just about anybody’s schedule.